Yeomen Lions RFC
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YeoLions Juniors are TIRF March Break U18 Champions!

Congratulations to the YeoLions Juniors on becoming the TIRF March Break U18 Champions! Great job ladies!


Pre-season tour to Montreal!

Pack your kit bag, the Yeomen Lions Rugby and Toronto Dragons RFC are going on tour April 22-24, 2016. Let us know if you're coming!

Cost is approx $225 per player that includes transport and accommodation. To reserve your spot, send an e-transfer to Nina or Jeff. $100 deposit due on April 1.

Players must be 18+ as of April 22, 2016.


2016 winter training starts February 20!

All sessions are free to attend for both juniors and seniors. Sessions will run for 7 weeks and will be led by different senior players and coaches. These sessions will be a great way to prep for the high school season (juniors) and our fast-approaching senior season. The first session will be coached by Leann, Ali, and Ash.

RSVP with your availability to give our coaches a chance to plan according to numbers!

Location: Precious Blood Catholic School (1035 Pharmacy Ave, Scarborough) - Gym

Time: 10am-12pm

Dates:

  •    February 20
  •    February 27
  •    March 5
  •    March 12
  •    March 19
  •    March 26
  •    April 2

  • Yeolions Chronicles 2014

    The season has come to end but look no further for the Yeolions 2014 highlights written by your very own teammates.

    Yeolions Chronicles 2014

    New Coaching Staff for 2014

    Yeolions are excited to announce our new coaching team for 2014! Tony Godziek will be our head coach with Alison McKenna on his coaching team. Tony has a lot of experience at coaching high level rugby and has played for Canada at flank and hook. Alison McKenna is a Lions alumni, a past coach of the Lions, and currently president of the club. With their help, we hope to build strong offensive and defensive game plans around our strengths and strategies in order to give both 1sts and 2nds teams the competitive edge we need to win the OWL.


    2013 Preseason Game - Yeolions vs Stoneycreek

    On Saturday, April 28th the Yeomen-Lions kicked off our 2013 season with a pre-season match against the Stoney Creek Camels in Stoney Creek.

    It was a great day to play rugby as the sun was shining as we took to the field, a mixture of veterans and rookies to the club. We had a bit of a shaky start to the game and appeared to be disorganized, lacking communication with each other. However, as the game continued veterans began to communicate with one another and we became comfortable playing with our rookies helping us to begin to click, such as when were able to ruck over and clear the ball so our scrum half could get quick ball out to our backs so they could have a good run in which we gained yardage moving forward.

    Despite losing, in the end we played a solid game of rugby that demonstrated we have strong skill sets on which to build for our next match against the Aurora Barbs on May 11 th. Welcome and congratulations to our new members, Kate, Meredith, Candice and Andrea, who was also Stoney Creek’s choice as Player of the Match.


    Toronto Rugby 7's Tryouts

    Try out candidates are:

    1. Males & Females
    2. Born in 1996-1997
    3. New or Experienced

    Pay $20 for 5 camps starting on May 24 - April 28th and get a Toronto Rugby T-Shirt!

    Click here to view more details.


    Holiday Party / Mystery Basket Raffle Winner!

    Congratulations to Ashley Dicks for winning the raffle! Thanks to everyone who participated in raising money!

    Our Annual Newsletter is also now available. Feel free to download here to read articles written by the players and see how everyone is doing. Happy New Year!

    Yeolions Chronicles 2012


    Congratulations to our 2012 Awards Winners!

    1st Team MVP - Lisa Newton & Mel Cunningham

    2nd Team MVP - Michelle DeIrish

    Most Improved Player - Jacqueline Middleton

    Rookie of the Year - Jacky Elfiki

    Club Person of the Year - Nina Bui & Deena Henaway


    Dues Incentives for New Club Members

    Thanks to a new club development sponsorship from Baird MacGregor Insurance Brokers, we are offering dues incentives for some new club members who join us for a full summer registration starting now. These are available to newcomers to our club who register soon (i.e. in the next few weeks), whether they are juniors or seniors.


    We have 10 available at a $150 discount and 10 available at a $50 discount. These dues incentives are limited in time and quantity, starting at practice on Thursday May 31st, so come out / bring your friends out to Sunnybrook Park on Thursday to practice with us and get registered!



    Juniors Practice / Game Info

    U18's junior practices will held on Tuesdays at Sunnybrook Park, begining Tuesday, May 29th, running from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Games will be on Wednesday nights beginning on either June 20th or June 27th and running until the end of July or into August depending on playoffs. U15's junior practises will be held on Mondays at Sunnybrook running from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, and the team will enter in tournaments (schedule TBD).


    Practices Moving to Sunnybrook Park as of May 15 2012

    Starting Tuesday May 15th, we are officially back at Sunnybrook Park for the season! Our regular weekly practices will still be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm at the park, and it will also be the location for our home games. Sunnybrook Park is located off of Leslie, immediately north of Eglinton. Follow this link for a map. For those who haven't been there, there is a map on our website, showing where our pitch is, with walking and driving directions (including stair locations) from the park entrance. http://torontolionsrugby.com/locations.php. Drivers - it's a long walk from the entrance, if you see one of your team mates walking, pick them up!


    Practice Location For May 10 2012

    Practice on Thursday May 10 will be taking place at a field behind Lawrence Park School. See map here (field is at the green arrow): http://bit.ly/Ko1ts9

    To get there by car, take Lawrence to Greer Road (between Avenue and Yonge), head south, and at the 2nd stop sign, turn right (but not the sharp right). You can park on this street and head down the ramp, or park in the lot behind the school at the end of this street and head down the stairs.

    By TTC, get to Lawrence Station (the one on the Yonge line this time), walk south on Yonge, turn right/west on Cheritan Ave (first right south of Lawrence), and follow it until you find the field (about a 10-15 minute walk total).


    Big Preseason Win!

    Thanks to Stoney Creek for hosting us last weekend! The Yeomen Lions ladies kicked off our season with an exhibition game against Stoney Creek RFC. Our season got off to a great start, with a 65-17 win. We are looking forward to an awesome 2012 season, with our first regular season game agains the Aurora Barbarians this Saturday May 12.


    Registration Day

    We will be hosting a registration day on April 21st (this Saturday). This will be a good opportunity to hang out with the team, and support our sponsor bar as well. The registration day will be at 4:00pm at the Fox and the Fiddle on Laird. Come by, register, and hang out for the afternoon! Contact us for the dues structure. We do also offer 2-week memberships; if you are interested, please inquire about the details.


    New Practice Location

    As of April 17, practices will be taking place at John Polanyi Collegiate Institute at Allen and Lawrence on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30pm.

    Address: 640 Lawrence Avenue West, North York, ON M6A 1B1 Click here for a map.

    Driving Directions: -If you are driving from the Allen, exit at Lawrence and go east. Just past the lights, turn left into the school parking lot; if you reach Bathurst, you've gone too far. -If you are coming west along Lawrence, go right at the lights just before the school; if you reach the Allen you've gone too far.

    TTC Directions: -If you are taking TTC, subway to Lawrence West station, walk east along Lawrence (away from the plaza), and you shold see the school on the north side in about 5 minutes


    2012 Season Is Here! Practice Starting April 10 2012

    The time as come! Our first practice is this coming Tuesday April 10th. Until Sunnybrook Park is open sometime in Mid-May, we will be practicing at Forest Manor Public School. The school is south-east of Don Mills and Sheppard (right near highways 401 and 404).

    Address: 25 Forest Manor Rd - North York, Ontario - M2J 1M4 Click here for a map.

    Driving Directions: - The field is south of Sheppard, 1 light East of Don Mills, West of the DVP - From Sheppard, go south on Parkway Forest Drive ( if you go north you're going into fairview mall) - Take your first right on to Forest Manor Road, and follow it around the curve - You will see Forest Manor Public School on your left; turn in and park. The field is just past the parking lot.

    TTC Directions: - Subway to Don Mills Station (Sheppard Line) - walk south on Don Mills to the first street (George Henry). Turn left. - take George Henry till it ends, turn right on Forest Manor road. Follow it until the field/school. (It should be less than a 10 minute walk; but there is also a bus (Don Mills route 25) that will take you there - 1 or 2 stops)

    As always, regular practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30pm


    Raffle Winner Announced

    Thank you to everybody who purchased tickets for our raffle draw and supported the Yeomen Lions. Congratulations to Jennifer Walcott for winning the "basket of cheer"! Happy holidays!


    2011 Yeomen Lions Season Recap

    The 2011 season proved to be a highly successful year for the Yeomen Lions under first-year Head Coach, Kurt Magney and Assistant Coach, Lauren Williams. The team finished 3rd in the Ontario Women's League (OWL) with a 5-5 record.

    With a highly dedicated coaching staff, a pool of talented players and a couple Welsh imports, the Yeomen Lions rallied together to battle with some of the league's top teams. What started off as a wet and uninspiring season, quickly turned into the most successful season the team has seen in recent years. Fine-tuned practices allowed the women to work on the fundamentals of the sport while sharpening the skills of each player. Game strategy introduced by our coaching staff forced the women to work together in different scenarios for better team cohesion.

    The result would be two colossal wins against two highly rivalled teams. The first win came at the despair of the Markham Irish in a tightly contested match, edged by the Yeomen Lions by a score of 15-12. Riding on the heels of greatness, the team picked up further momentum when they triumphed over the highly favoured Toronto Scottish with a convincing score of 33-17. The Yeomen Lions would serve the Toronto Scottish their only loss of the season before being crowned OWL Champions over the Aurora Barbarians.

    Now with the 2011 season behind them, the Yeomen Lions will build on the successes of the year and hope to become a strong contender for the OWL cup in the 2012 season.


    Pink Ladies Day A Success

    On July 9th, the yeomen lions participated in the annual pink ladies day fundraiser with the Toronto Buccaneers, to raise money for breast cancer research. We showed great spirit in our home games vs. the Brampton Beavers, winning both games. Proceeds from our BBQ went to support the cause, as did raffle ticket purchases. The evening included a social event at our sposor bar The Fox and The Fiddle, and a great time was had by all while supporting a worthy cause. We are looking forward to participating again next year.


    Yeomen Lions Televised!

    The yeomen lions 1st game on June 25th vs the Aurora Barbs will be televised on the local rogers station in york region. Keep an eye out for us on your TV!


    Join The Yeomen Lions (2 Week Trial Available)

    It is never too late to get involved with the yeomen lions! Please contact us if you are interested in playing with our club, we would love to see you out! Looking to play rugby, but worried that you can't commit to the full season? No worries! You are welcome to join us on a 2-week basis at any point in the season. The cost is $50, and includes 4 practices and 2-4 games (your choice of 2 consecutive weeks).


    New Yeomen Lions Coaches - Welcome

    The Yeomen Lions wouuld like to welcome two new coaches to our team for 2011. Kurt Magney, from the Toronto Dragons, and Lauren Williams, a yeomen women alumnus, have joined the Yeomen Lions as our coaching staff this season. Kurt will be mainly working with the backs and Lauren will be focusing on the forwards, and they will be working together to develop the club as a whole and bring it to the next level. They are both very experienced players, and we are very excited to have them on board and are looking forward to a great season.